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Tips for securing your data at MIT

The Information Protection @ MIT website provides access to policies, resources, and guides for safeguarding sensitive data at the Institute.
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Concerned about securing your data at MIT? There’s a website to help you do just that. Information Protection @ MIT provides access to policies, resources, and guides for safeguarding sensitive data at the Institute. The site also provides information to help community members protect their own personal data.

The site offers a range of training modules. Whether you’re a student, faculty, or a staff member who deals with sensitive data, or the IT manager for your department, there are brief videos targeted to your situation. For example, if you often work from home or travel on the job, you’ll benefit from watching the online course, “Security at Home and While Traveling.”

The site offers guidance on how to protect data and introduces tools (such as LastPass, Duo, and Sophos) that help keep your passwords and data secure. A resources page is also worth a visit, with links to the Security FYI email list and articles and websites, at MIT and elsewhere, that focus on data security.

If you have security questions or would like advice about recommended or required training, send email to Harry Hoffman, director of security with Information Systems and Technology (IS&T). Hoffman and his team are also here to help if you have concerns about a data breach, identity theft, or the authenticity of an email request.

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